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Deliverance - The Lost Abbey

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Ratings: 1,607
Reviews: 396
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 9.51%
Wants: 338
Gots: 512 | FT: 53
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The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  14.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A blend of Brandy Barrel Angel's Share and Bourbon Barrel Serpent's Stout.

ABV varies by batch.

(Beer added by: drummstikk on 08-09-2010)
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Photo of Hojaminbag
4.1/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

BrewerDan23 gave me this bottle late last year, just because he's a nice guy. Thanks Dan.

A dark brown body has a tan head that is only one finger thick, but fairly solid looking. Retention is pretty good, and some scrappy lacing clings to the sides of my glass.

Chocolate and cake mix with toffee and caramel. The barrel notes are great, with wood, vanilla, and bourbon.

Big notes of malt come through first, with equal amount of chocolate and toffee. Caramel and cake follow, and then some dark fruit. The dark fruit has a little bit of a brandy characteristic to it. Next comes a plethora of barrel flavors that are balanced very nice with the malt profile. Bourbon is noticeable but not overpowering or hot, and lots of wood, vanilla, and even some coconut are in there also. The faintest taste of hops lingers toward the finish. Only a little bit of warmth hints at the ABV that Deliverance packs, and that little bit is actually pleasant.

Fairly high carbonation, but smooth and still full-bodied.

These Lost Abbey Barrel Aged strong ales are so expensive, but damn are they good. I can't resist trying every one I come across, and when I lived in Boston I swear there was one on-tap at the Sunset all the time, which made it even easier. Regardless of price, Deliverance is a very good beer that manages to balance a big malty body with nice barrel characteristics. Pretty good at hiding the big ABV, although you do know going into this one that it's going to pack a punch.

Hojaminbag, Jul 08, 2011
Photo of Mora2000
4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to bungletronics for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is outstanding. I get a lot of roasted malt, along with some alcohol and chocolate.

The flavor is also excellent. The chocolate and roasted malt notes are great and those are complimented with a lot of notes from the bourbon barrel aging. I get some nice bourbon notes, as well as some maple and vanilla. There is also a little bit of nuttyness in the flavor which compliments the other parts very well.

Medium to thick mouthfeel and medium carbonation. One of the best Lost Abbey beers I have tried.

Mora2000, Jul 05, 2011
Photo of morimech
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Ink black color with one finger of tan head that did not last very long before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left on the glass.

Aroma of bourbon and vanilla. Hints of dark fruit and chocolate. Some alcohol as well.

Very hot and boozy. Complex flavor that is blended quite well. Hints of bourbon, vanilla, and dark fruit. Brandy sweetness. The malt gives off some roasted and smokey flavor. If it was not so boozy I would rate the taste higher.

Thick, chewy, and rich body. Carbonation is well done for this type of beer.

A very interesting complex beer.

morimech, Jul 03, 2011
Photo of hansgruber
4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml into a dfh snifter

Lovely nose of bourbon, chocolate, brandy, a touch of booze, vanilla, and some roasted malts for good measure.

Dark brown body with a small collar of foam and some surface activity making some very cool looking swirls. 

Tastes most of the bourbon and chocolate. The roasted character from the stout is also evident. Fairly boozy on the finish. 

Nice full mouthfeel. The carbonation is low but is very fitting for this beer.
The alcohol definitely warms you too.  

Very nice beer overall. Definitely impressed and wish I had another one. 

hansgruber, Jun 28, 2011
Photo of mcallister
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a very deep brow bordering on black. Nise psst of carbonation upon release of the cork. Creamy mocha head fades quickly into a ring around the glass with some molten like foam floating on top.

One of the best smelling beer I've had in quite a while. Layers of sweet and dark chocolates, toasted coconut, good amounts of bourbon and sweet brandy. Roasty with burnt caramel. Vanilla and oak. So succulent and woody. Dark fruits and some dried fruit goodnes as well as hints of earth and leather. Fig, date, prune, raisin, mollasses, plum. This nose has it all and more.

Just an amazing beer with very nice tounge tingling carbonation. Only thing keeping this from a 5 is the level of alcohol heat. Instant palate burn that follows through deep into the chest. But don't let this minute detail deter you from the level of delicious complexity this beauty throws out....christ. Thick, creamy, velvety luscious mouthfeel. A blend of brandy fruitiness and bourbon sweetness hit the entire palate and lingers and lingers. Full of toasty oak, coconut, vanilla bean,dark chocolate, milk chocolate, cocoa, tobacco, flint, oak, more woodsy boozy notes, prune, black fig, raisin, light anise, burnt sugar, molasses, reduction of dates and liquor. Some earthy notes and some wood tannin on the finish. So much going on and so damn complex. I've a couple more bottles in the cellar and this thing has years of cellarability.

mcallister, Jun 26, 2011
Photo of VaTechHopHead
4.58/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a light black with hardly any carbonation or head. No lacing and little bubbles forming around the rim of the glass.

S - Strong bourbon/wood flavor right from the beginning, followed by the strong flavors of an old ale and russian imperial stout. Very nice leather, molasses, charred wood aroma throughout as well.

T - Again, quite strong right from the beginning with huge bourbon flavors and the wood pops through excellently. It mellows out in the middle with a velvety smoke and oak flavor with caramelized marshmallow flavors and rich roasted dark chocolate. It finishes with a strong coffee-like flavor and a nice alcohol burn. Very intense, very rich, very good.

M - Very heavy body with low volumes of carbonation. Velvety on the palate and leave a nice burn down the esophagus after each sip; aka ABV is easily detectable. Wonderful transitions in flavor and definitely a sipper.

O - Another stellar offering from Lost Abbey. VERY strong beer with intense flavors and wonderful wood aging. The flavor complexions make it fun to drink but the intensity of it make it a wonderful sipper.

VaTechHopHead, Jun 23, 2011
Photo of GDBEERMAN
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12.7oz bottle into tulip. No batch number.

A: The vigorous pour created a thin layer of head, which sunk very quickly. A very still and low level of carbonation in the body, which is desired for an American Strong Ale. The body is near pitch black in color with hints a deep, dark mahogany. The head when it was formed was a rich khaki color. The lacing is light and foamy, with no real pattern. So far this looks to be a very promising Strong Ale.

S: The aroma is rich in bourbon and brandy notes. Nice tones of vanilla from the oak, and an overall smooth character. The malts do seem to take the forefront. With no real indication of hop aroma or bitterness.

T/M: The first sip gives off a creamy bliss of craft brewed warming, leading way to figs and plums. The Lingering taste is that of vanilla and oak, with the smoky charred aspect of bourbon and the rich sweetness of brandy. High in malt complexity, starting off from the taste which has a barley character, lending way to the mouthfeel texture of a full bodied stout. The sweetness really picks up at the end of the lingering taste and yearns for more. The relativity high ABV is well hidden by the barrel aging, and does not become a distraction to the enjoyment of this beer.

O: Overall I am very pleased with this Lost Abbey offering, high price, but even higher enjoyment levels. A bourbon character that is hard to match, without being too highly boozy. The ABV is warming, without being too overpowering to distract the palate from the other complexities that are being interchanged. Very grateful to have tried this limited blend.

GDBEERMAN, Jun 07, 2011
Photo of Alpar
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

BIG thanks to Trappistlover for this much welcomed surprise!

A: Yet another extremely black beer, however this one has some fantastic carbonation that sticks around throughout the journey! Wasn't expecting that since its barrel aged and a Lost Abbey beer. I am seeing some good lacing, thick and sticky.

S: Mmmm delicious bourbon my favorite. Getting some oak, vanilla, big O' malt, maybe some leather, hints of brandy but the bourbon pretty much overpowers it. Definitely detecting chocolate too. Alcohol is prevalent but not overpowering to me, although I tend to enjoy the big boozy stouts.

T: Oh yeah, that's daddys medicine right there, love this! Getting the port wine brandy flavor and the bourbon aftertaste. Mild burn as it goes down but not too much. Definitely taste some vanilla but its subtle I only notice it after the beer fully coats and sits awhile. I am also getting some bitter chocolate but that could be the booze talking...

O: I really enjoy this beer, too bad its hard to find and expensive. As I said before this is always a much welcomed treat! Thanks Dave.

Alpar, May 24, 2011
Photo of jethrodium
3.85/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

375 ml bottle. Pours a very dark brown with a small tan head that leaves a very small amount of lacing on the glass. Aroma is pretty awesome. Big bourbon, light vanilla, caramel, brandy, light leather, a bit of oak, chocolate, and a decent amount of alcohol. All the flavors come together quite nicely. The initial taste is sweet with some plum and bourbon. You also get some caramel, oak, chocolate, and brandy. The finish is pretty boozy with significant alcohol heat. Medium body. Low carbonation. Enjoyable beer. I would have rated the taste higher if there wasn't so much alcohol too it. I'm curious if this will get much better with time.

jethrodium, May 23, 2011
Photo of pokesbeerdude
4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Much thanks goes out to plinytheyoungest for this beer. 375ml C&C bottle into a Delirium Tremens glass. Seems quite fitting for the "rapture".

A: Pours a dark, dark brown, practically black. An aggressive pour yields a small cap of tan bubbles that quickly fades to an island of bubbles in the center, and a ring of bubbles around the edge of the glass.

S: Out of this world in the nose here, chocolate, brandy, bourbon, vanilla, oak, tons of things going on here. Brown sugar and molasses are really strong here as well. Really a fantastic smelling beer.

T: Chocolate, vanilla, caramel, whiskey and brown sugar all meld into this sweet decadent mix of liquid decadence. Decent amount of oak and spirit flavors mixed with the aforementioned attributes make this absolutely incredible. I don't know else to say about this. The only detractor is that there is a touch of oxidation on this beer. Other than that this is incredible.

M: Medium heavy body with a slight amount of carbonation, just enough to break things up and contribute to the overall creamy feeling here. Barrels add quite a bit of dryness, but it is really a sticky sweet beer. Surprisingly not a ton of heat either.

O: The best all around offering from LA that I've had, definitely worth the beers I traded for it. I am saddened that this is the second bottle of this that I've had. Such is life. Nicely done here. Very enjoyable.

pokesbeerdude, May 21, 2011
Photo of oline73
4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a very dark mahogany/black color with some light coming through and giving the edges a reddish tint. There was a super thin layer of tan head that went away almost immediately.

Smell: Very sweet with the bourbon and brandy hitting the nose right off the bat. Strong notes of caramel and dark fruit with more subtle vanilla and chocolate notes in the background.

Taste: Initially this beer is quite sweet with hints of chocolate, vanilla, and caramel. The bourbon and brandy show up along with some dark fruit and maple. The alcohol and sweetness combine to carry you to the finish along with some roast. Everything blends together quite well.

Mouthfeel: This beer has a thick body and covers your mouth completely. The carbonation is very mild, perhaps it could use a touch more, but not a lot by any means. The finish is sticky and a bit slick.

Overall: This beer was a joy to drink. I just love the taste. I would definitely like more if we aren't all raptured out of here.

oline73, May 21, 2011
Photo of UMNbeerhunter
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours into a Town Hall Brewery globe on 6/19/11.

Pours a dark brown with a fizzy brown head that dissipates quickly leaving no lacing at all. Swirling the glass leaves a sticky resin on the glass.

Smells of lots of boozy bourbon and dark malts as well as a little fruit and vanilla.

Taste is of bourbon infused dark malts and vanilla/chocolate fruits. Taste is pleasant but the booze is very present.

Mouthfeel is light to moderate in weight. Resin sticks to the mouth and leaves a nice bitter mocha booze flavor left over.

Overall this is a good brew but the alcohol can make it tough to enjoy not only because it smashes out some of the taste but also I can't have more then one 375mL before my senses are dulled by the high ABV. Good beer though.

UMNbeerhunter, May 20, 2011
Photo of gorby10826
4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Most recent release

Picked up at a local store in chicago from the shelves.

Appears dark and viscous. Very little head.
Roast, slight sweetness, strong alcohol hit from the barrel aging. Maple and chocolate. If you like the counterparts you should like this. Smooth, full, viscous mouthfeel with slight carbonation.
Very enjoyable altogether, enjoyed it much better than the other non-sour LA beers.

gorby10826, May 13, 2011
Photo of PaulStoneAnchor
3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This pours with a deep darkness that allows for a bit of light to show through at the top of the glass. This pours with little to no foam, but does have the small carbonation swirls. Its aroma of deep dark chocolate, roast, and slight fig/raisin. Its taste is of deep rich oaked bourbon, with notes of dark chocolate and a sweet vanilla with a slight caramel. When it comes to mouthfeel it coats the tongue with a velvety texture. Overall, I was pretty impressed with this blend. I have had both of the parents of the blend and by themselves are amazing. On a whole this goes in the category of one of Tomme's/Lost Abbey's best beers to date. For the price this was worth it.

PaulStoneAnchor, May 12, 2011
Photo of BZero007
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked this bottle up at Julios in MA.

Poured a clear light amber color with a off white head formed easily. The aroma from this concoction is just amazing and very enjoyable. Sweet malts that intermix with a fruit/liquor background power through on the profile for the flavors in this brew. The medium body is matched with a perfect amount of carbonation that pushes this well balanced aroma and flavor through.

A very enjoyable brew as in with most lost Abbey one off's or limited production it was too pricey for such a small bottle.

BZero007, May 11, 2011
Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12.7 oz corked and caged bottle split and poured into a Duvel tulip.
12.5% ABV, no date.

Thanks to sweemzander for yet another brew!

A - Totally black with a low off tan head, tiny spots of lace cling to the glass but no real retention or head at all.

S - Warm alcohol surrounds the roasted black malt and molasses nose with a touch of maple syrup sweetness. Barrel brandy and wood is pretty strong in this one.

T - Heavy, sweet maple and molasses with thick chocolate and brandy alcohol to the finish.

M - Full-bodied and rich with a mild carbonation finish. Smooth but not and boozy.

O - Not bad, but this beer was certainly nothing special in a sea of heavy, boozy, strong beers.

BeerFMAndy, May 10, 2011
Photo of brotherloco
4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

375ml C&C. 2010 bottling.

Pours deep dark brown with a finger of dark tan foam, settles to a fairly thick ring with large bubbles.

Smells tremendously good. I can pick out both the bourbon and brandy barrel notes. Sweet vanilla oaky goodness. Red wine vinegar. Milk, chocolate, and lots of dark fruit. Toffee and caramel. The slightest of alcohol burn as well, but a nice touch.

Taste is just a touch less perfect than the nose, but contains much of the same. Melted chocolate ice cream with a healthy amount of acidic fruit and bourbon flavor. Sweet cherry tinged caramel. Fills your mouth with a nicely toasted wood flavor as well. Lingering bourbon finish.

A medium to full body and thick mouthfeel, as would be expected. Heat from the ABV, but not much contribution to the flavor. No doubt this is a sipper.

Probably the best I've had from Lost Abbey. Looking forward to the next batch.

brotherloco, May 07, 2011
Photo of yeahnatenelson
3.88/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance -- Pours a deep, almost impenetrable brown with ruddy pumpkin highlights and a thin halo of mauve bubbles. Something resembling a head would be welcome, but otherwise quite photogenic.

Smell -- Figgy pudding, vanilla, brandy-soaked raisins, fudge. Medicinal alcohol is slightly sharp on the nose, but not a detraction.

Taste -- Angel's Share really dominates this beer: Lots of soft caramel, vanillin, bread pudding, rum cake, and fudge. Bourbon Serpent's Stout broadens the malt base of Angel's Share in terms of the roastiness and cafe mocha-like quality. It makes me think of eating a decadent desert at a nice restaurant. With the barrels, brandy is much more forward than the bourbon mid-palate, though oaky bourbon sweetness makes a comeback in the backend. Alcohol is certainly present, but it takes the form of a mild medicinal quality in the finish. Lingering flavors of bread pudding and bourbon.

Mouthfeel -- Thick and chewy with very mild carbonation, though not still. I shouldn't be surprised since half of this beer is Brandy Angel's Share. Bubbles aside, it's pleasantly velvety. It feels indulgent. Alcohol presence is mild, though a gentle warming of the throat is perceptible from the fist sip. Over time one feels like they should be sinking into a high back chair by the fire, surrounded by leather-bound books.

Overall -- This would be an ideal aperitif beer with it being so rich and decadent, and nearly still as if to mimic the classic after dinner drinks like port wine or brandy. It seems like the brief time I have abstained from drinking this has really benefitted Deliverance. The harsh phenolic alcohol so many had griped about seems to have mellowed moreover.

This is more a special variation on Angel's Share more than anything else. the only addition from Bourbon Serpent's Stout is some roastiness and bubbles. Thank goodness for those bubbles.

yeahnatenelson, May 04, 2011
Photo of Blakaeris
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours very dark brown with a creamy tan head that leaves some lacing as it dissipates to a thin ring.

Aroma is chocolate and smokey dark malt. A good bit of oaky vanilla and bourbon heat. Then a brandy soaked dark fruit and alcohol sweetness takes over. A very rich and complex nose.

Taste is what the nose lead me to expect. Rich sweet chocolate notes match well with the alcohol infused dark fruit. Finishes with a dry oaky bourbon character that accents the general vanilla sweetness in the finish. Boozy, but not overly harsh.

Mouthfeel is full, thick and viscous.

A very flavorful and interesting beer. Although initially quite rich and intense, there is also many subtle layers of flavor underneath to be discovered. A very nice dessert beer.

Blakaeris, May 03, 2011
Photo of bashiba
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark dirty brown with almost no head, just a couple of soapy bubbles. and a light white swirl.

The nose is almost overwhelming, giant sweet dark fruit notes mixing in with vanilla, oak, bourbon, and alcohol sweetness.

Wow the flavor is intense, giant bourbon vanilla sweetness with dark plums and cherries. Huge chocolate with a mild butterscotch mixing in as well, this is very much a desert like beer, almost like a very fine tawny port.

The mouthfeel is full and thick and leaves a long lasting oily coating.

Very nice in small quantities, an almost sensory overpowering treat like an ultra rich mouse.

bashiba, May 03, 2011
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.33/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown beer on tap at the Goat. I dunno how the bourbon and brandy can both be black, but they blend to brown, but hey, carbonation, mild head, cool.
Nice aroma, boozy, but inviting and warm, with chocolate.

A little vanilla, oak, the booze from brandy and bourbon, dark fruit, an oily sipper. Just the right amount of sweetness here. Didn't come off as harsh, I liked this better than both of the other versions that went into this blend. Toffee and caramel somehow eeks through all those other flavors.

Wouldn't necessarily buy this beer in the bottle, but the price for it on tap made it enjoyable for sure. A nice 'special' occasion beer.

Beerandraiderfan, Apr 26, 2011
Photo of beerwolf77
3.38/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Good old sweemzander and his bottomless pockets busted this one out at one of our recent tastings. Another LA beers you couldn't beat me into paying for. Split into tulips.

A: Black as night, small mocha hued head, no real lace but some legs do form with swirling.

S: Well no real surprise here. Full on hot bourbon greets and burns my nostrils. Once past the flames you can pick up chocolate, coffee, play-doh and a trace of wet wood.

T: Thankfully the bourbon character is much more subdued than I was expecting. Plenty of roast malts, black coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruits, wet barrel wood. All intertwined with the bourbon.

M: Full thick body. Very light if any carbonation.

O: The nose was a fireball but the flavor was much better. The beer as a whole though is simply nothing I would ever want again.

beerwolf77, Apr 17, 2011
Photo of bonkers
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I poured from a 12.7 ounce bottle into a snifter. The pour is jet black, thin tan head. The aroma is full of bourbon, vanilla, chocolate. The first sip is hot. After the initial hot alcohol a ton a vanilla, chocolate and sweet bourbon is released. It has a lingering bourbon finish. The body is full, light carbonation. A great beer from LA. The bottle went down very smooth and easily, must try.

bonkers, Apr 15, 2011
Photo of jminsc76
4.65/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Into a tulip, pours a brown head - mildly red in tinge - atop a dark black body. Not impenetrable though. Considering the ABV level, the head stays consistently thick throughout.

Aromas of brandy and biscuit, with just a little bit of bourbon. Deeper *whiffs* also yield mild figs and dates. Basically it’s like dipping cookie dough in a brandy barrel, and it’s freakin’ lovely.

Flavors of graham cracker, chocolate, bourbon, and brandy (in that order). Also some chocolate chip cookies and a bit of that biscuit from the bouquet. Despite a small degree of heat, this is smooth across the palate.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, slightly silky.

Overall, starts off like a Double Stout with strong hints of bourbon and brandy and ends like an Angel’s Share with a copious quantity of dark chocolate malts. In short, yum, yum, yum. I could easily knock back three per sitting.

jminsc76, Apr 14, 2011
Photo of 7ways
4.2/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

New batch.

Pours with bubbles, hooray for Lost abbey! The head is a much darker brown around the edges than the middle, kind of weird. Black coffee colored with a very oily surface. It's got an impressive amount of lace for such a rotund beer.

The aroma is where it's at here. Madagascar Bourbon vanilla bean is the most notable feature, accompanied by dry oak, chocolate cake, rum and coconut. I want my house to smell like this.

This has that toasted caramel taste that I associate with really good Old Ales. Very well balanced, but on the sweeter side. When I first started drinking this, I thought "oh, easy, it tastes like Serpent Stout. Cool.". Now that it's warmed quite a bit, it's just like Angel's Share. I don't think I could tell which was which if you put them side by side. Unfortunately, the alcohol is too pronounced on the finish.

Mouthfeel is nice and full, a little drying after the jump.

I'd have to drink this next to both Angel's Share and Serpent's Stout to really know which was superior.

On an ANGRIER note, it really pisses me off that Lost Abbey puts a pseudo-intellectual-theological bullshit spiel on the back of their labels. It's a fucking BEER. How about telling me what's in the damn bottle and when it was brewed instead of a lame fairytale? I shouldn't have to do a google search to find out what I'm drinking. Minus 162 cool points.

7ways, Apr 13, 2011
Deliverance from The Lost Abbey
96 out of 100 based on 1,607 ratings.